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Chris De Burgh - Crusader [A&M SP-4746] (1979)

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Artist:

Chris De Burgh

Title:

Crusader

Released: 1979
Label: A&M
Catalog: SP-4746
Genre: Progressive Rock


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Carry On
02 I Had The Love In My Eyes
03 Something Else Again
04 The Girl With April In Her Eyes
05 Just In Time
06 Carry On (Reprise)
07 The Devils Eye
08 It's Such A Long Way Home
09 Old-fashioned People
10 Quiet Moments
11 Crusader
i. The Fall Of Jerusalem
ii. In The Court Of Saladin
iii. The Battlefield
iv. Finale
12 You And Me
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Crusader is Chris de Burgh's fourth album, released by A&M Records in 1979. The album was produced by Andrew Powell, who has worked with the Alan Parsons Project in many of their early albums. The musicians on the album also came from the Alan Parsons Project. [wikipedia.org]


Chris De Burgh - Man On The Line [A&M Records 395 002-1] (1984)

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Title:

Man On The Line

Released: 1984
Label: A&M Records
Catalog: 395 002-1
Genre: Pop Rock
Note: German Pressing


T R A C K L I S T:
01 The Ecstasay Of Light (I Love The Night)
02 Sight And Touch
03 Taking It To The Top
04 The Head And The Heart
05 The Sound Of A Gun
06 High On Emotion
07 Much More Than This
08 Man On The Line
09 Moonlight And Vodka
10 Transmission Ends
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Man on the Line is an album by Chris de Burgh, released in 1984.

It produced de Burgh's second UK hit single, ''High on Emotion'', which entered the chart on 12 May 1984 and peaked at number 44. The album itself reached 11 on the UK album chart and remained on the chart for 24 weeks. [wikipedia.org]


Chris de Burgh - Into The Light [A&M SP-5121] (06-01-1986)

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Title:

Into The Light

Released: 06-01-1986
Label: A&M
Catalog: SP-5121
Genre: Pop Rock


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Last Night
02 Fire On The Water
03 The Ballroom Of Romance
04 The Lady In Red
05 Say Goodbye To It All
06 The Spirit Of Man
07 Fatal Hesitation
08 One Word (Straight To The Heart)
09 For Rosanna
10 The Leader
11 The Vision
12 What About Me?
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Into the Light is eighth studio album by British-Irish singer Chris de Burgh. It was released by A&M Records in 1986. The album is notable for containing what is easily de Burgh's biggest hit, ''The Lady in Red''.

The album peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart, becoming de Burgh's first studio album to enter the top ten.

''Fatal Hesitation'' was a UK number 44 hit, spending four weeks on the chart. ''Say Goodbye to It All'' was a continuation of the song ''Borderline'' from 1982's The Getaway. Both songs frequently appear in de Burgh's concerts and compilation albums. The song ''For Rosanna'' is dedicated to de Burgh's then-2-year-old daughter Rosanna. [wikipedia.org]

Chris De Burgh's Biography

Christopher John Davison (born 15 October 1948), known professionally as Chris de Burgh, is a British-Irish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. He is an art rock performer who also writes pop-oriented material. He has had several top 40 hits in the UK and two in the US, but he is more popular in other countries, particularly Norway and Brazil. He is most famous for his 1986 love song ''The Lady in Red'', which reached number one in several countries. De Burgh has sold over 45 million albums worldwide.

De Burgh was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, to Colonel Charles Davison, a British diplomat, and Maeve Emily de Burgh, an Irish secretary. His maternal grandfather was Sir Eric de Burgh, a British Army officer who had been Chief of the General Staff in India during the Second World War. He took his mother's name, ''de Burgh'', when he began performing. His father had substantial farming interests, and Chris spent much of his early years in Malta, Nigeria and Zaire, as he, his mother and brother accompanied Colonel Davison on his diplomatic and engineering work.

The Davisons finally settled in Bargy Castle, County Wexford, Ireland, which was somewhat dilapidated at the time. It was a twelfth-century castle which Eric de Burgh bought in the 1960s. He converted it into a hotel, and the young Chris sang for the guests there.

After attending Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England, de Burgh went on to graduate from Trinity College, Dublin, with a Master of Arts degree in French, English and History.

Chris de Burgh signed his first contract with A&M Records in 1974, and supported Supertramp on their Crime of the Century tour, building himself a small fan base. His début album, Far Beyond These Castle Walls, was a folk-tinged stab at fantasy in the tradition of the Moody Blues. It failed to chart upon its release in late 1974. A few months later, he released a single called ''Turning Round'' from the album, released outside the UK and Ireland as ''Flying''. It failed to make an impression in the UK, but it stayed on top of the Brazilian charts for 17 weeks. This became a familiar pattern for the singer/songwriter, as every one of his 1970s albums failed to chart in the UK or US while they racked up big sales in continental European and South American countries. In 1981, he had his first UK chart entry with Best Moves, a collection culled from his early albums. It set the stage for 1982's Rupert Hine produced The Getaway, which reached number 30 in the UK charts and number 43 in the US, thanks to the eerie single ''Don't Pay the Ferryman''. Chris de Burgh's follow-up album, Man on the Line, also performed well, charting at 69 in the US and 11 in the UK.

Chris de Burgh had an across-the-board success with the ballad ''The Lady in Red'' in late 1986; the single became a number one hit in the UK (number three in America) and its accompanying album, Into the Light, reached number two in the UK (number 25 in the U.S.). That Christmas season, a re-release of de Burgh's 1976 Christmas song ''A Spaceman Came Travelling'' became a Top 40 hit in the UK. Flying Colours, his follow-up to Into the Light, entered the British charts at number one upon its 1988 release, yet it failed to make the American charts. De Burgh never hit the US charts again and his commercial fortunes began to slide slightly in Britain in the early 1990s, yet he retained a following around the world. This is mainly due to inactivity of his previous recording label A&M Records UK division in the U.S.

In 1997, de Burgh composed a song entitled ''There's a New Star Up in Heaven Tonight'', dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales. The song was released as a 100-copy limited edition and included on the compilations The Ultimate Collection (2000) and Now and Then (2009).

In 2007, a concert in Tehran was planned for mid-2008, together with local band Arian, which would have made Chris de Burgh the first western pop singer to perform in Iran since the 1979 revolution. However, the concert never went ahead because he had not been given permission by the Iranian authorities to perform in the country.

He was the first Western act to play in Lebanon after the Lebanese Civil War. [wikipedia.org]
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